Nanboku Mona Lisa Reborn ! ~ Painting Cosplay
Nanboku Mona Lisa Reborn !
Mona Lisa was not well known until the mid-19th century when artists of the emerging Symbolist movement began to appreciate it, and associated it with their ideas about feminine mystique. Critic Walter Pater, in his 1867 essay on Leonardo, expressed this view by describing the figure in the painting as a kind of mythic embodiment of eternal femininity, who is “older than the rocks among which she sits” and who “has been dead many times and learned the secrets of the grave.”
In this art, scenes from nature, human activities, and all other real world phenomena will not be described for their own sake; here, they are perceptible surfaces created to represent their esoteric affinities with the primordial Ideals.
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Mona Lisa of the North
The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer‘s masterworks and as the name implies, uses a pearl earring for a focal point. It is sometimes referred to as “the Mona Lisa of the North” or “the Dutch Mona Lisa”.